Imphal, June 22, 2013: Manipur Alliance for Child Right (MACR), Thoubal branch in association with Nehru Yuba Kendra, Thoubal has today convened a discussion program on Right to Free and Compulsory Education 2009 which is popularly known as RTE at the Election Counting Hall in the complex of Deputy Commissioner Thoubal, in which L Nabakishwor Singh (IAS), ADM Thoubal, E Manglemjao Singh, Up-Adakshya of Thoubal Zilla Parishad and Sh Budhi Singh, ZP of Langathel were on the dais as president, chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
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Guwahati, June 22, 2013: The right to education is universal and must extend to all children, youth and adults, including people with disabilities, asserted Shampa Sengupta, an activist who has been striving for the issues related to disability rights.
Delivering a talk on disability rights in education on Saturday, Sengupta highlighted the appalling situation when it came to education facilities for children with disabilities.
In Assam especially, she said more than half of school dropouts were disabled students and many of them were discriminated against.
Hyderabad, June 21st, 2013: India Literacy Project (ILP), a non-governmental organisation working towards building an educated India, started a workshop on Right to Education Act (RTE) at St Anne’s Generalate in Tarnaka on Thursday. The three-day training program aims at sharing of experiences and learnings by grassroot-level functionaries from NGOs of seven states.
“To ensure that the act benefits the needy, capacity-building of stakeholders is very important,” said Vasudeva Sharma, executive director of Child Rights Trust, Bangalore.
Bangladesh, June 26, 2013: Most of the schools in the country run with inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for students, especially the primary level institutions with the government and the rural ones being in the worst condition.
In most schools one toilet is allotted for more than 200 students while there are even worse examples in some institutions against the set standard of one toilet for every 30 students (according to the Institute in Tropical Medicine and Public Health).
Madurai, JUne 23, 2013: Around 900 primary and nursery schools in the State are on the verge of getting closure notices for their failure to adhere to rules on infrastructure, according to an umbrella organisation of schools.
Addressing media personnel here on Saturday, Kalai Vijayakumar, State president of Tamil Nadu Nursery and Primary Schools Association (TNNPSA) and Tamil Nadu Matriculation Schools Association (TNMSA) appealed to officials to relax procedures and extend validity of recognition given to schools to five years from the current period of three years
United Nations, New York, USA, June 18, 2013: The United Nations is gearing up campaign in a push for greater worldwide education as they get ready for a July 12 appearance with education rights advocate Malala Yousafzai at the UN.
Named by TIME magazine as one of the “most influential people in the world,” Pakistani native Yousafzai will be appearing for the first time to give a public speech at the United Nations since she was attacked and hospitalized for her outspoken statements supporting girls in school in October 2012.
Bangalore, June 17, 2013: The state government has taken a clear stand that it supports the policy to not fail any student up to Class 8, as mandated in the Right to Education Act.
Department of State Education Research and Training (DSERT) director H S Ramarao told Express: ‘’The no-detention clause (which ensures the student is not failed or held back till Class 8) acts as a catalyst for implementation of Karnataka’s continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) model.” He made an elaborate presentation on the issue at a Ministry of Human Resources meeting on CCE and t
Bangalore, June 17, 2013: Name: Farhan Pasha. Father's name: Tajamulla Pasha. Annual income: Rs 30,000. These are entries from an admission form submitted under RTE at a private school in Bangalore. Flipping through some of these documents, one is led to the income certificate of Tajamulla Pasha. According to the official certificate, the annual income of Pasha's family is Rs 21,000, and not Rs 30,000 as declared by the head of the family during the admission.
New Delhi, June 15, 2013: Talk about stirring up a hornet’s nest.
Panaji, June 15, 2013: Playgrounds, or the lack of it, unfiltered drinking water and unavailability of barrier free access for physically challenged children have emerged as major hurdles in the report cards of infrastructural facilities available in 24 north Goa schools.
The report has been prepared by the directorate of education (DoE) as part of the first round of feasibility reports to grant recognition to the institutes under the state right to education rules.
Of the 24 schools spread across Bicholim, Sattari and Bardez talukas covered in the report, seven do no